Don’t sell our best players, Mr Moxey! (clips)
Pre season is drawing to a close and many things are undecided still about the team. It’s not a good start to the season when nobody knows if we are able to keep our star players Fletcher and Jarvis and popular power house Kightly.
With those three in the team Wolves will stand a greater chance of getting out of this division, something I believe everybody inside and outside the team are very aware of. The club will get much dole if they sell them for sure, but then it comes to the problem of finding players with the same quality who are free and willing to play for Wolves in a very short time.
It’s an equation that’s very hard to put together with a satisfactory outcome so the very best thing is to give compensation to the players if they stay and help the team to graduate and I’m sure that all three of the ones mentioned above are willing to do just that if they get a good deal from the club. Do you read me, Mr Moxey?!
So Vokes went to Burnley, good for him. I don’t believe they will have a chance to take one of the play-off spots this season, but it’s a solid club with heart and soul and I hope Sam will find a good sporting life over in Yorkshire.
The first team has played three pre-season games since I reported last with one win against Walsall, a draw against Shrewsbury and a loss against promoted team Southampton. With many of our best players on the injury list its an expected result but the important thing is that the players will get match fit and practise the new tactical dispositions made by manager Ståle Solbakken.
Of course I hoped for a better performance against the red and white striped southern team, but without our best players its hard to play a hungry promoted team away with a good result. That was another performance underlining what I wrote above that we really need the star trio to remain under the black and old gold colors. If they do we will be stronger than last season and that should be enough for promotion if Mr Steel is the accomplished manager everybody says he is.
There has been a lot of guesses and speculation about Solbakken and a team without wingers. I’m not at all sure about that. He wants the full backs to be more of wing-backs for sure, but that does not have to mean that he prefers to play completely without wingers. I’m sure that we will see many runs and crosses from the flanks by wingers this season as we have in previous. Maybe they will turn inside more often, though, and we certainly need to strengthen up in the middle, both going forward and defending.
I must give some credit to the club for putting up an account on YouTube with clips from their pre season games. I will publish links to the Walsall and Shrewsbury clips below and hopefully Wolves will publish a clip with highlights from the Southampton game soon – if there were any. Looking forward now to the start of the season, but I’m still very worried about some of our players future in the club. Am I too conservative? I don’t think so…
UP THE WOLVES!!!